Room 4 Team

4s and Young 5s Teachers

Joyce – Lead Teacher

Joyce has a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing from San Jose State University and an associate degree in early childhood education from West Valley College. She holds a Program Director Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Joyce has been in the field of early childhood education since 1998, joining Children’s Corner staff in 2008. She works in our 4s and Young 5s program five mornings a week and leads our Young Explorers program on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Pam – Teacher

Pam has a bachelor’s degree in child development from California State University, Hayward and holds a Children’s Center Life Permit and Lifetime Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She has been teaching since 1973 and joined the Children’s Corner staff in 2007. A credentialed Kindergarten teacher as well as a former elementary school principal, preschool director and preschool teacher, Pam leads our Transitional Kindergarten program Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ian – Assistant Teacher

Ian has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California and has taken additional early childhood education classes at local junior colleges. Ian has worked part time at Children’s Corner since 2001 while attending college and joined the staff full time in 2007. He is also an alumnus of Children’s Corner. He holds an Associate Teacher Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He works in the 4s and Young 5s program five mornings a week and in the Young Explorers program on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Christine– Assistant Teacher

Christine (Assistant Teacher) has been teaching at Children’s Corner since 2017 and is really enjoying her time learning about each age group. She has her Bachelors of Art in Theatre Studies from Sonoma State University but has been taking Early Childhood courses from De Anza College to get her Teacher certification and go from there. She really enjoys helping children grow and learn and enjoy their time at Children’s Corner. She also is very active in her theatre circle and teaches theatrical makeup in the theatre department at Leigh Highschool.